Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex arrived by carriage for her first Royal Ascot on Tuesday, and she wore a Givenchy outfit again but she was missing one notable accessory — a name tag.
The strikingly non-royal badge is typically worn by attendees of Royal Ascot to signal admission into the exclusive royal box. In the past, Meghan’s sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, has always worn one. (It says “HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.”)
Meghan’s white Givenchy suit dress was without a name tag — putting her in the company of Queen Elizabeth, who never wears a name tag, and mother-in-law Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
The royal women typically take their cue from the Queen, which is why they opted not to wear the badge. (The one exception: Sophie, Countess of Wessex, who also rode in Meghan’s carriage.) But it’s a personal choice whether to wear one.
However, Meghan did have one on hand — photos captured her carrying the tag, along with her Givenchy clutch.
Meghan was wearing earrings from her favorite U.K. jeweler, Birks. The diamond studs in the Pétale style retail for $1,495.